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Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith speaks to protestors in support

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The City of Green Bay is now joining Appleton and several other cities across the nation in hosting protests combatting police brutality.

On Sunday at 2 p.m., Wisconsin residents united in the Downtown Green Bay boardwalk near Hagemeister Park to begin a peaceful protest.

A protester and hostess of the Green Bay Protest event on Facebook, Paola Yozemin writes, “Please remember we are here to support against police brutality.”

Yozemin continues, “We are NOT looting, vandalizing, or destroying any type of property. We are here to speak up and support each other as a community – peacefully.”

Protesters began marching along both Main Street and the Walnut Street bridges and to the Green Bay Police Station where they peacefully protested.

In a video provided by WFRV Local 5 viewer Sophia Melotte, Chief Andrew Smith spoke to protestors in support of their right to speak out before marching alongside them.

Protesters were encouraged to wear face masks during the march to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Posters that have strong and positive messages are also being encouraged, however, according to the events Facebook page, they are asked that the posters not contain any hate messages.

Local 5 Multi-Media Journalist Rhonda Foxx reported live from the event moments before the march began. The video can be viewed down below or by visiting the Local 5 Facebook page.

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